The first table below looks at the demand for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 861 828 855
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +27
Permanent jobs citing MOS 50 47 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.043% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 45 43 36
Average salary £33,500 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £22,700 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £54,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31696 29633 33028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.10% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 23831 28223
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 47 £33,500 +2.29% 8
London -45 19 £36,500 -7.59% 3
East Midlands 0 13 £27,000 -48.57% 2
Northamptonshire - 12 £27,000 - 1
South East -9 10 £27,500 +1.85% 2
Northampton - 10 £28,000 -
Surrey -2 6 £35,000 -10.25% 1
Weybridge +2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
City of London -10 3 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Hampshire - 3 £27,500 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £27,500 - 1
Birmingham +5 2 £29,750 +48.75%
East of England -8 2 £26,750 +11.45% 1
West Midlands -10 2 £29,750 +40.00%
Scotland - 2 £26,250 -
Glasgow - 2 £26,250 -
Reigate - 2 £22,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £34,500 +7.81% 1
Cambridge +1 1 £34,500 +7.81% 1
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Essex - 1 £19,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Harlow - 1 £19,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £33,000 -
North West - 1 £33,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 72 (56.25%) ITIL
2 68 (53.13%) MS Office
3 61 (47.66%) Windows
4 56 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 49 (38.28%) MS Excel
6 46 (35.94%) Law
7 40 (31.25%) SLA
8 34 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (26.56%) Windows 7
9 29 (22.66%) Active Directory
10 28 (21.88%) MCSA
11 27 (21.09%) MCP
12 23 (17.97%) Telecoms
13 22 (17.19%) Legal
14 20 (15.63%) Apple
14 20 (15.63%) MCSE
15 18 (14.06%) Service Management
16 17 (13.28%) Finance
17 16 (12.50%) Service Delivery
17 16 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
17 16 (12.50%) Oracle
17 16 (12.50%) TCP/IP
18 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
18 15 (11.72%) DHCP
18 15 (11.72%) MS Exchange
19 14 (10.94%) Windows XP
19 14 (10.94%) Remedy
19 14 (10.94%) F5
20 13 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
21 12 (9.38%) PowerShell

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.59%) WorkSite
4 10 (7.81%) Lync
5 7 (5.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.91%) Moodle
7 4 (3.13%) SAS
8 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 68 (53.13%) MS Office
2 49 (38.28%) MS Excel
3 13 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Project
4 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 15 (11.72%) DHCP
3 11 (8.59%) Firewall
4 9 (7.03%) FWSM
4 9 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (6.25%) VPN
6 7 (5.47%) DNS
6 7 (5.47%) Ethernet
6 7 (5.47%) WAN
6 7 (5.47%) LAN
6 7 (5.47%) Internet
7 6 (4.69%) SAN
8 5 (3.91%) ADSL
9 4 (3.13%) VoIP
10 3 (2.34%) Broadband
11 2 (1.56%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.56%) NAS
11 2 (1.56%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.56%) Intranet
12 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (7.81%) MySQL
3 4 (3.13%) EDRMS
3 4 (3.13%) MS Access
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) FrontPage
1 4 (3.13%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (2.34%) MSI
2 3 (2.34%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.34%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.34%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 46 (35.94%) Law
2 23 (17.97%) Telecoms
3 22 (17.19%) Legal
4 17 (13.28%) Finance
5 6 (4.69%) Back Office
6 5 (3.91%) Front Office
6 5 (3.91%) Banking
7 3 (2.34%) Billing
8 2 (1.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Electronics
9 1 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (46.88%) Analyst
2 43 (33.59%) Support Analyst
3 32 (25.00%) Trainer
4 25 (19.53%) IT Trainer
5 22 (17.19%) Service Analyst
5 22 (17.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (14.06%) Team Leader
7 16 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 16 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 16 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (9.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 10 (7.81%) OSS Engineer
10 9 (7.03%) Technical Support
10 9 (7.03%) Legal Analyst
10 9 (7.03%) Technical Support Analyst
10 9 (7.03%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (6.25%) Support Engineer
12 7 (5.47%) OSS Support Engineer
13 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) COM
1 1 (0.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.03%) Firmware
3 5 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.34%) NHS
4 3 (2.34%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.34%) Statistics
4 3 (2.34%) CMDB
5 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.56%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) CCTV
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 61 (47.66%) Windows
2 34 (26.56%) Windows 7
3 14 (10.94%) Windows XP
4 11 (8.59%) Linux
5 10 (7.81%) UNIX
6 6 (4.69%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (56.25%) ITIL
2 18 (14.06%) Service Management
3 16 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
5 10 (7.81%) Service Desk Management
5 10 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.47%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.13%) Release Management
8 4 (3.13%) Migration
8 4 (3.13%) CRM
9 3 (2.34%) Workflow
9 3 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (1.56%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.56%) Performance Improvement
10 2 (1.56%) Document Management
10 2 (1.56%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.25%) Korn
2 8 (6.25%) Perl
2 8 (6.25%) SQL
3 5 (3.91%) C
4 4 (3.13%) VBA
5 3 (2.34%) VBScript
5 3 (2.34%) VB
5 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (26.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (21.88%) MCSA
3 27 (21.09%) MCP
4 20 (15.63%) MCSE
5 11 (8.59%) MCT
6 10 (7.81%) ECDL
7 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (7.03%) HND
7 9 (7.03%) CCNA
8 8 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.47%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (5.47%) Degree
10 6 (4.69%) MCTS
10 6 (4.69%) MCSD
11 5 (3.91%) OCA
11 5 (3.91%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
14 2 (1.56%) MCDST
14 2 (1.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (31.25%) SLA
2 7 (5.47%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.13%) QA
3 4 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) XenApp
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (7.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 56 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.63%) Apple
3 16 (12.50%) Oracle
4 14 (10.94%) Remedy
4 14 (10.94%) F5
5 12 (9.38%) Sophos
5 12 (9.38%) Citrix
6 10 (7.81%) Cisco
7 9 (7.03%) HP
8 8 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.25%) Juniper
9 7 (5.47%) Adobe
9 7 (5.47%) BMC
9 7 (5.47%) VMware
9 7 (5.47%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.69%) EMC
11 5 (3.91%) Reuters
11 5 (3.91%) Bloomberg
11 5 (3.91%) BT
11 5 (3.91%) Barracuda Networks
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